[Runequest] Questions about armor

Sven Lugar vikingjarl at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 07:40:32 EST 2010


On 12/5/2010 12:01 PM, Bjørn Are Stølen wrote:
> ...snip...
>
> Viking armor... nothing is found, exept for one (possibly two) 
> helmet(s), and the odd chainmail.
...snip....
Though in one of the sagas, Ragnar Lodbrok is referred to having to as 
having coated his heavy leather Breeks (pants) with tar as extra armor 
against a Dragon - others put it as just wearing heavy hide pants to 
kill some snakes in Sweden. Either way this suggests the use of heavy 
leather as leg protection which would not be out of line with other 
armor that common soldiers wore.

Sköl,
Sven
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